Legal Rebels Trailblazers
30 ABA Journal articles on Legal Rebels Trailblazers.
For litigators accustomed to conducting discovery inside large warehouses surrounded by hundreds, if not thousands, of cardboard file boxes, combing through several forests' worth of paper to find the few relevant documents was like trying to find the needle in the haystack.
May 16, 2018 8:00 AM CDT
Mike Dillon has seen a lot change over his career as general counsel to some of the nation’s largest technology companies.
Apr 4, 2018 8:30 AM CDT
Before Microsoft launched Windows and AOL filled American mailboxes with floppy disks, Richard Granat was building software to improve legal services.
Mar 14, 2018 8:30 AM CDT
What will be a big legal trend for 2018? Mary E. Juetten is putting her hopes on legal technology improving access-to-justice problems.
Feb 14, 2018 8:25 AM CST
Robert Litt has confronted cybersecurity and encryption issues for two presidential administrations. With Russian interference in the 2016 election as a backdrop, Litt, an ABA Journal Legal Rebels Trailblazer, says the U.S. has been facing online threats essentially since the internet's creation.
Jan 10, 2018 8:30 AM CST
In each of the last 12 months, the ABA Journal has checked in with a group of legal professionals who have pioneered the use of technology for problem-solving, research and innovation, among other traits. Read about them and listen to our interviews with them.
Dec 28, 2017 1:05 PM CST
Adriana Linares considers it a badge of honor to work in the legal profession without being a lawyer.
Dec 13, 2017 8:30 AM CST
Robert Ambrogi likes to say he took a nontraditional path to becoming a legal journalist. Namely, he went to law school.
Nov 8, 2017 8:30 AM CST
Bruce MacEwen is both a doctor and an epidemiologist in the world of BigLaw firms.
Oct 11, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
John Tredennick started a focus on legal technology in 1988—back when law firms saw it as something limited to fancy computers and adding machines. He asked Holland & Hart, the Denver-based firm where he was a partner, to add the words chief information officer to his title. Inspiration came from an American Bar Association conference.
Sep 13, 2017 8:00 AM CDT
It's common now for large law firms to have a chief knowledge officer to determine how technology can help lawyers do their jobs more effectively. When Michael Mills first took on that type of role for Davis Polk & Wardwell in 1990, hardly any others were around to imitate. The internet barely even existed.
Aug 16, 2017 8:00 AM CDT
For more than three decades, Richard Susskind has been one of the profession's most prolific voices in support of implementing technology with legal services delivery. He's the author of more than 10 books on the topic, and his next one will focus on technology in the courtroom.
Jul 12, 2017 11:30 AM CDT
For years, Paul Lippe has been a leader in helping corporate law departments adopt the approaches used in the best and most innovative parts of their own companies—and in doing so, significantly changing the relationships with and the work done by their outside lawyers.
Jun 14, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
Plenty of lawyers hate to do legal research: It can be tedious and time-consuming, and one mistake can tank an entire case. For lawyers of a certain generation, the very…
May 10, 2017 8:16 AM CDT
Stacy Stern is in charge of revenues, among her other roles, at a successful for-profit company. But she tends to talk more about giving away products and services. It becomes…
Apr 12, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
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